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Definition of margin:

  1. A border; edge; brink; verge; as, the margin of a river or lake.
  2. Collateral security deposited with a broker to secure him from loss on contracts entered into by him on behalf of his principial, as in the speculative buying and selling of stocks, wheat, etc.
  3. Something allowed, or reserved, for that which can not be foreseen or known with certainty.
  4. Specifically: The part of a page at the edge left uncovered in writing or printing.
  5. The difference between the cost and the selling price of an article.
  6. To enter in the margin of a page.
  7. To furnish with a margin.

Synonyms:

dividend, limit, perimeter, security deposit, compass, tolerance, scope, arbitrage, permissiveness, bevel, bound, allowance, check, edge, earnings, frame, capital-intensive, back, limitation, elbowroom, flow-on, leeway, bottom line, font, double time, valuation account, capital gains tax, beauty contest, latitude, border, constraint, mete, moulding, bonus, annuity, apex, shore, skirting, play, percentage, valuation reserve, expense account, capitalize, borderline, dotted line, bold, blue chip, profit, beach, galley, control, gross margin, capital, electioneering, allowance account, gross profit, bond, expenses, strand, disenfranchise, format, bottom, operating profit, by-election, molding, restriction, marge, study at rim, combat pay, derivative, debenture, end, direct elections, adjustment, hem, range, edging, delimitation, room, bank, election, gross profit margin, profit margin, contrarian, bump, skirt, base, circumference, restraint, elect, proceeds, place, full-page, confines, advance poll, commission, campaign, capitalise, corner, chad, benefit, boundary line, copperplate, company car, flexible benefits.

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